OK, so I can’t understand how some people insist that the only life—intelligent or otherwise—is on Earth. The odds are much better that somewhere in the Milky Way that there are planets that can support life. I find it hard to believe that of the 400 billion stars in our galaxy, we are the only lucky ones to wind up on the lone planet that can.
In fact, NASA recently announced it has found dozens of possible candidate planets that could support life. And those are just the ones we can see in a tiny sliver of space through the Kepler telescope.
What are we afraid of? Why can’t some get their heads around the possibility that we may not be alone out there? We are explorers, aren’t we?